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Heard it through the grapevine


Indirect gossip. ‘Grapevine’ refers to a circuitous route. Second hand information. The terms suggests the matter being discussed may or may not be accurate but has become publicly reported. (Contrast with from the Straight from the horse’s mouth.)

“I hear it through the grapevine that you asked the redheaded girl to the school dance.”

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